The Jerusalem Times reports that the Israel Aquaculture Authority has launched a project to “identify and protect” the species of fish that are “in peril” from red lake fish fishing.
The agency plans to survey Red Lake waters every year to determine if the fish population is actually in decline.
The report said that the project will also include monitoring the “status of red lake fishes in Israel’s commercial waters.”
The fish species targeted include: the red-eye, the red snapper, the goldfish, the carp, the flounder, the perch, the king mackerel, and the bluefin tuna.
In the report, the aquaculture authority said that if the project proves successful, it will “provide an important tool for identifying fish species that are in danger of extinction.”